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Poster: cashel Date: Jun 1, 2004 10:26am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Those Darned Japanese! and DANGER

The soldier was armed because there were dangerous men in that camp and they were prepared to try anything to prove their fanatical belief in Japanese superiority and divine right to conquer and rule the world. For confirmation, ask any one who resided in a japanese prisoner of war camp.

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Poster: summerseve Date: Jun 1, 2004 10:58am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Those Darned Japanese! and DANGER

So...if the US went to war with Australia, you'd have no problem being locked up in a camp and guarded by armed men?

With no drapes?

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Poster: cashel Date: Jun 1, 2004 11:16am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Those Darned Japanese! and DANGER

TRAFALGAR please explain { I have never contemplated the scenario that you have presented{

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Poster: summerseve Date: Jun 1, 2004 10:38pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Those Darned Japanese! and DANGER

Your comments above don't seem to make a distinction between Japanese, and Americans of Japanese heritage. And you imply that the camps were justified. So I've simply placed you in the same situation theoretically, and asked what you would think of it. If I've misinterpreted you, forgive me.
However, in the context of discussing the film (last-ditch effort here), maybe we should all try and wrap our heads around this for a moment. What would it have been like for us? Either as Japanese-Americans, or any other kind of Americans. We always think we live in a more enlightened time. But what would we REALLY have done?

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Jun 1, 2004 11:16pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Those Darned Japanese! and DANGER

While there was a possibility that some of the internees were a danger to United States security, there is no evidence of it.

This whole scenario, where the US rounds up potentially dangerous people and puts them in camps is currently being played out at Guantanamo. Some of the people there are doubtless a threat, some of them aren't. But it is unjust to imprison people without charging them with a specific crime.

If people of the same ethnicity as you were a potential danger to Australia, would it be okay for Australia to put you in a camp? Without charging you with any crimes?

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